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Taxon: Ceiba speciosa (A. St.-Hil. et al.) Ravenna

Genus: Ceiba
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Bombacoideae
Nomen number: 433223
Place of publication: Onira 3(15):46. 1998
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-Oct-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 11 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • floss-silktree  (Source: Dict Gard) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard, as Chorisia speciosa; Hortus 3, as Chorisia speciosa; Trees Bolivia, as Chorisia speciosa)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Bahia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Pará, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Rondônia]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [Cochabamba, El Beni, La Paz, Santa Cruz] Peru [Cusco, Junín, San Martín]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Chaco, Corrientes, Misiones, Santa Fe] Paraguay [Alto Paraná, Caaguazú]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Gibbs, P. & J. Semir. 2003. A taxonomic revision of the genus Ceiba Mill. (Bombacaceae). Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 60:259-300.
  2. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening Note: = Chorisia speciosa
  3. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  4. Ravenna, P. 1998. On the identity, validity, and actual placement in Ceiba of several Chorisia species (Bombacaceae), and description of two new South American species. Onira 3(15):42-51.

Check other web resources for Ceiba speciosa (A. St.-Hil. et al.) Ravenna :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=433223. Accessed 22 November 2019.